Something Old, Something New
- A DRA Production
Seven bestselling authors. Seven incredible second chance romances. One epic anthology.
What would you do for another chance with the one you love?
Something Old, Something New - a unique novella anthology - tries to answer this question with fantastic, different, desi dramas.
Whether it is shapeshifters or shifting interracial relationships, single moms in small towns or rich alpha heroes, friends-to-lovers or passionate ex-husbands; this anthology has something for everyone.
Something Old, Something New explores the many different facets of love, forgiveness, fated mates and more in seven, distinctly Indian tales!
Never Stopped Loving You by Ruchi Singh
Will they be able to put aside their differences and come together to fight the unknown enemy?
Bad memories surface, as Radhika steps back into big bad city Mumbai. A budding fashion marketeer she doesn’t have any option but to deal with her inner demons and make a name for herself.
A chance encounter puts Radhika in Arjun’s path once again. To his acute disappointment, he finds that she still had the power to affect him in the worst possible ways.
As both fight their feelings for each other, a secret comes to light which blows their world apart.
Read an Excerpt from Never Stopped Loving You
Radhika was glad when the waiter came to clear the table after their dinner and Yash asked for the check. Both of them were not very keen on the dessert, so that course was skipped. Pretending that everything was normal had progressively become more difficult. She’d had to force the food down her throat. Thankfully, Yash hadn’t caught on to her distress and had seemed to enjoy his meal. The next second, however, he proved her wrong.
“Is everything alright, Radhika?”
“Yeah, why do you ask?”
“You have been too bright and chirpy throughout.”
She kept quiet and glanced at the napkin she was wringing in her hands.
“Come on, give. I have known you for the past two years and I think you know how I feel about you. You can share your problems with me.”
“My ex is here.”
“What? Here, you mean in this restaurant?” His head whipped around scanning the crowd until he spotted Arjun. “We will leave immediately if you want.”
At her nod, he signaled the waiter to hurry up with their tab.
“I’m sorry,” she muttered rotating the mobile in her hand, as they waited for the bill.
“Why should you be sorry?”
“It is so difficult for you to take an evening off. And it’s spoilt because of me.”
“Nothing is spoilt. We can always go to Marine Drive and have a nice cup of coffee and then I can propose to you.”
Her gaze jerked to his at the confession.
He shifted his chair closer and held her hand. “Radhika, I want to be more than a friend to you. I want to live every moment of our lives together, share every joy and happiness together.”
She looked at him in a dazed stupor. Though she knew his declaration was coming her way, she had never thought it would be with Arjun’s presence lurking in the backdrop. Had that made Yash insecure? Was he scared that she would waver, now that she had seen Arjun?
“Yash, now is not the time.” She freed her hand and stood up. The waiter was at their table with the credit card machine.
Yash settled the bill and they made their way out of the hall. Her heart beating, she schooled her head not to turn towards Arjun’s table.
“What’s the hurry?”
She yelped and stepped back, colliding into Yash because all of a sudden Arjun loomed in her path.
“Are you trying to avoid me, Radhika?” Arjun drawled.
Her earlier resolve to be neutral and dignified was slowly leaving her; she glared at the smirking man who stood blocking their exit.
“I knew you had seen me,” he continued, then before she could reply he turned towards Yash.
“Hi, Arjun Singh Tomar, Radhika’s husband.”
“Yash Mathur. I believe you both are divorced.”
“Ah yes. A trivial matter where Radhika is concerned. Isn’t it, sweetheart? Being married or not doesn’t affect her behavior.”
Yash cupped her elbow, exerting slight pressure in warning not to rise to the bait and showing solidarity with her. “Nice meeting you, Mr. Tomar, but if you’ll excuse us, we are getting delayed.”
“What’s the hurry? Why don’t you join us for a cup of coffee? I will give you some real insight into the person you have set your sights on, so that you don’t repent later.”
That did it.
Radhika snatched a glass from a passing waiter and threw the drink at his face.
About the Author:
Author of the bestselling romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’, Ruchi Singh is an IT professional and novelist. Her other notable published novels are ‘Jugnu (Firefly)’ and ‘Guardian Angel’. Winner of TOI Write India Season 1, Ruchi also publishes short stories under ‘Hearts and Hots’ series, besides being a contributing author to many anthologies. For more visit her Website.
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